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Profession: Basketball player
Date of Birth: 1949-09-21
Height: 2.18 m
Weight: 109
Ethnicity: African American
Country: Chipley
Artis Gilmore net worth: Artis Gilmore is an American former professional basketball player who has a net worth of $5 million dollars. Artis Gilmore was born in Chipley, Florida, and grew up in both Florida and Alabama. He went on to play basketball at Gardner-Webb Junior College and then at Jacksonville University. He set numerous records while in college, including a career average of 22.7 rebounds per game. No NCAA Division I player has broken his record yet. In 1971, the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball League drafted him, as did the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball League. He played for the Kentucky Colonels for the next five seasons. While playing in the American Basketball League, he was named an ABA MVP, the ABA Playoff's Most Valuable Player, and he was 5-time ABA All-Star. The Kentucky Colonels won the ABA Championship in 1975. In 1976, he began playing for the Chicago Bulls. He went on to a very successful career in the NBA, playing for the Bulls, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Boston Celtics. He was a five-time NBA All-Star, as well, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
Artis Gilmore (born September 21, 1949) is a retired American Hall of Fame basketball player who played in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). Artis was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on August 12, 2011. A star center during his two collegiate years at Jacksonville University, in Jacksonville, Florida, Gilmore led the Dolphins to the NCAA Division I championship game in 1970, where his team was beaten 80-69 by the UCLA Bruins. Gilmore remains the top player in rebounds per game in the history of NCAA Division I basketball.
Gilmore followed 5 All-Star seasons with the Kentucky Colonels of the ABA by becoming the 1st overall pick of the 1976 NBA dispersal draft, which was held after the ABA was disbanded, as four teams transferred to the NBA. In Gilmore's complete pro basketball career, he was an eleven-time All-Star, the ABA Rookie of the Year, and an ABA MVP, and he remains the NBA career leader for field goal percentage.
Nicknamed "The A-Train", the 7' 2" (2.18 m) Gilmore once played in 670 consecutive games.
Gilmore was born in Chipley, Florida, and reared there and in Dothan, Alabama, a larger community 35 miles to the north. He graduated from Dothan's Carver High School in 1967. Gilmore played college basketball at the Gardner-Webb Junior College for two years and at Jacksonville University for two years, leading the Jacksonville Dolphins team to the NCAA title game in 1970, where they lost 80-69 to UCLA. During the two years that Gilmore played NCAA basketball at Jacksonville, he became one of only five college basketball players ever to average at least 20 points and 20 rebounds over his career. Gilmore led the NCAA in rebounding both years at Jacksonville, and his career average of 22.7 rebounds per game is still the highest in NCAA Division I history.
When departing from college, Gilmore was drafted by the Kentucky Colonels in the 1971 American Basketball Association dr

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